All the work is about the sea and the sky. I would love to have somehow a magic saw, to cut out large chunks of ocean and sky and say, “Here it is.” – DeWain Valentine
Artist: DeWain Valentine
Venue: Almine Rech, Paris
Date: April 26 – June 7, 2014
The Flats, Vancouver’s premier contemporary art district, is throwing its second annual block party this Saturday, July 12th.
Renowned local galleries Equinox Gallery, Monte Clark Gallery, Winsor Gallery, Macaulay & Co, and Gallery 295 will play host to crowds of local collectors and art-goers as exhibitions are launched, artist talks are given, and the city is brought together to celebrate the district’s success as a cultural cornerstone. Guests can expect excellent programming as well as complimentary cocktails to help beat the heat.
+ Equinox Gallery opens an exhibition by Etienne Zack, the Montréalais painter whose labyrinth-like paintings launched him into national collections and critical acclaim. Zack gives a talk about his work at 12:00PM.
+ Monte Clark Gallery opens an exhibition by Evan Lee, who re-creates, transforms and expands upon found news media images depicting protest and migration through sculpture, mixed media and paintings. Lee gives a talk at 1:00PM.
+ Monte Clark also launches their satellite container space with an exhibition by Jonathan Syme, whose site-specific installation will explore specific facets of Vancouver’s recent civic history through the utilization of public semiotics within the encapsulated space of a shipping container.
+ Macaulay and Co. exhibits work by Shawn Hunt, whose painting and sculptural work explores the conceptual underpinnings and artistic intent of contemporary and historic First Nations artwork and iconography. Gallery director Sarah Macaulay gives a talk about the exhibition at 2:00PM.
+ Winsor Gallery opens a two-person exhibition of figurative sculptor David Robinson and Angela Grossmann of ‘Young Romantic’ fame,alongside an exhibition of paintings by Alessandro Papetti. Grossman and Robinson give a talk at 3:00PM.
+ Gallery 295 hosts a solo exhibition by Scott Billings. The centrepiece of the show will be 20’ tall sculpture made of thousands of feet of IMAX film that is a sculptural representation of an asymptotic point (if you remember your Grade 12 math: it’s generally an impossible thing to resolve as sculpture but Scott has tried it). There will also be prints that are visual representations of double pendulum chaotic systems, generally considered by scientists to be the simplest representations of chaos.
gimme magic - shira small
run joe run - maya angelou
jah jah lead us - sugar minott
girl - koto ensemble ( w/ maya angelou )
prayer - george kelley
yo tink it sorf - lancelot layne
cops and robbers - boogaloo and his gallant crew
little richard - the twilights
beatmaker - doris
chirpy chirpy cheep cheep - lally stott
sweetheart - lonnie sattin
how tough it was - jackie johnson
river song - swingin’ stars orchestra
moog raga - the byrds
oh happy day - edwin hawkins singers
pata pata rocksteady - millicent todd
rosie - dobie red & group
rosie - odetta
jambalaya - jo stafford
jambalaya - teresa brewer
shrimp boats - jerry jackson
lucy baines - the american four
to a gypsy cab man - jayne jortez & the firespitters
la valla - bronx river parkway (feat. jose parla & the candela all stars)
tequilla - the fantastic virtues
this joint’s too hip for me - betty hall jones
don’t let go - shirley ellis
rootin’ - blossom dearie
summertime - herb alpert and tijuana brass
femme femme - sophie daumier
the letter - los walkers
lucio - luca c & brigante
mere jaisi mehbooba - bappi lahiri
see what you done, done (hymn) - della gartell
grandma’s hands - marion gaines singers
pollution - johnny clarke
splinter’s tale pt. II - john du prez
sunny - stan kenton
he’s the one that rings my bell - sherri taylor
i’ll be there - ray gambio & the darkness
dear prudence - katfish
don’t tempt me - al & ina harris
broke artist at the turn of the century - sonny smith
better boys foundation family center
black magic - astrud gilberto (via chanceswithwolves: Episode #294)
Vancouver - Glass City - For Cereal Magazine
Todd Hido for Victoria Beckham
“His painterly quality and use of narratives felt in tune with how the collection has developed,” Beckham explained of the cinematic images. “Working with a photographer who doesn’t traditionally shoot fashion really enriched how I could portray the collection this season.”
(via VICTORIA BECKHAM)